Check out Kelela‘s video for ‘A Message’, the new track off her forthcoming EP ‘Hallucinogen’. Directed by Daniel Sannwald, Kelela’s sexy + smooth vocals take us through intoxication + longing, leading to desire, made up of colorful swirls that swallow the artist, turning her into an animated version of herself. A killer collaboration with producer Arca, here’s what Kelela had to say about working with him:
‘We spent the next three days, 14 hours a day talking about our artistic visions + how it intersected with our personal lives, making songs that reflected that while dancing around the room to let it all out. About 5 or 6 demos were born out of these three days.
‘A Message’ is one of the demos that came from those sessions + it speaks to the despair that I was experiencing at the time. The initial version of the song spilled out of us in about 25 minutes. Since then, it’s been like a sculpture that I’ve come to + refined over time, adding a lyric here, refining a melody there, adding a bridge, etc. It’s a process that is now finally complete with its release + I’m so happy that I finally get to share it with all of you.’
Kelela’s forthcoming EP ‘Hallucinogen’ is set to drop March 5th.